Laiza, Myanmar 20180119
Kaw Seng and Arviato, a NGO, are giving painting classes for IDP children to help cope with memories and trauma. Here they are painting bunkers or "holes" with people in them.
Tu Shan, 14 years old, says; I don't know why i chose these colors, it just looked good. I have seen these holes myself, they are used to hide from bullets and bombs, it is a scary place.
Nhkam Htu San, 15 years old, in the front. – It is a crowded feeling in there, i don't like it, the people in there are in danger. The yellow around the hole is the light on the outside, which the people inside wants to get to. I was there myself in 2011.
N Dan Seng Nan, 16 years, have been in the painting class for three years. – In 2014 i had to help build bunkers when the army helicopters came.I saw the helicopter myself, its my friends and family in the hole, and its a scary place. I still feel worried around that hole and i wonder when it will happen again.
Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad / Kontinent
- VILHELM STOKSTAD / Kontinent
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- Contained in galleries
- Myanmar's Lost Generations